28" Heinrich Handwerck Halbig Doll

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Ripon, CA USA
Description from user:

Stamped/engraved on back of head "Germany Heinrich Halbig Handwerck Halbig" . Red stamped on hiney "Heinrich Handwerck Germany 5". Human hair. I was told everything is original except for eyes had to be replaced. Great condition, except a chip in lipstick paint & a little wear at joints. Clothes/shoes could be original.I have more pictures if you'd like them.

Never been exhibited. Private owner who inherited it gave it as a gift. All I know.

Answered within 2 days
Sep 21, 22:18 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$150 - $250 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$300 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
If you'd like me to include the stamp/mark on its backside, please add a photo of that.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique Heinrich Handwerck Halbig jointed bisque composition doll with bisque socket head
made in Germany, first quarter 20th Century (1900-1925)
With brown hair and (replaced) brown sleeping eyes, painted features, wearing an Edwardian style white linen dress with lacey details, socks and white booths. Marked to the back of the neck "Germany Heinrich Halbig Handwerck Halbig"
28 inches tall
CONDITION: minor losses and eyes replaced but otherwise appears to be in good condition.
PROVENANCE: gift from descedant of original owner
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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